Topics in CNC

I.     Course Prefix/Number: MFG 290

       Course Name: Topics in CNC

       Credits: 1 (1 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite


III.   Course (Catalog) Description

This course will cover a variety of different topics during different semesters. Topics will be selected from current advances in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) - related hard-ware and software. Typical courses might include advanced programming techniques, probe techniques, management/purchasing issues, or DNC (Direct Numerical Control). Check with the instructor and latest course listings for details. The course may be re-peated twice.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Learning objectives are dependent on the topic being offered. Typical objectives may be:

1. Use macro programming techniques
2. Learn probe set-up and programming techniques
3. Understand management or purchasing issues as they relate to CNC equipment
4. Learn how to use DNC software to be more productive

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

Topics depend on the specific topic being offered at the time. Check with the instructor for a specific outline of topics.

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lecture, Demonstrations, and Laboratory Work.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.


X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Written and hands-on examination and quizzes.

XI.   Other Course Information

Computer Numerical Control is an industrial technique that utilizes automatic controls to reproduce the human manipulations of various devices. This technology covers many areas of the manufacturing process. It is the objective of this course to provide the student with the beginning competencies needed to function in this type of industrial environment.

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at

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